We here at Silksleep want you lovely people to be able to make the most of your time in bed. We have come up with the top 5 tips on how to aid a good nights sleep
As I'm sure you're aware one of the easiest ways to disturb your sleep is by sleeping in a cluttered environment, it makes it harder to switch off. This is the first tip suggested by The Sleep Council, as it really is a foundation to a better nights sleep. As well as making sure it's a clutter free environment you should also make sure your TV, computer and phone are switched off to create a relaxed atmosphere. Your room should also be completely dark to aid a natural slumber black our curtains or eye masks can assist with this.
Have the right bed, an obvious one but this really is the key to a good nights sleep. Having a bed that both supports you and offers comfort is a priority and according to experts your bed should be replaced every 7 years, they state that sleeping in an uncomfortable bed you could be losing up to an hours sleep every night.
Maintain a regular sleeping pattern. Unfortunately this means even at the weekends you should make sure you keep to the same waking hours as throughout the working week. It will be more beneficial to you in the long run as it will aid you to fall asleep with ease and awake naturally so say goodbye to the dreaded morning alarm.
Try to relax before bed in a way that suits you whether that's yoga, a long soak in the tub or listening to music just try to give yourself at least an hours "me time" before bed. Try to avoid exercise, caffeine and tobacco before bed as they all act as a form of stimulant you should avoid caffeine 4-6 hours before bed so go for warm milk as an alternative.
Most of us struggle to sleep because we worry about the following day. So before bed try making a list of the tasks you need to complete the next day, if it helps you could even make a note of how to go about completing any given task. The aim of this is to help rid you of worries.
If after all of this you still struggle to get to sleep, stop worrying about it, get out of bed and do something to help you relax.